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On one hand I agree with you, demanding back Danzig as historical city through peaceful means, as Adolf did in the beggining, is not warmongering, but later on in the summer of 1939 he unwisely used a bit too much forces, resulting in warmongering. just my 2 cents.....So Hitler adding the city rejoining the German state meant nothing at all as far as war-mongering is concerned. Sid, find a better case.
Danzig wasn't in Poland 1918-1945, so it's not Polish fault that in Danzig couldn't hold with modern city and harbour Gdynia that was booming the same time :-).Opa wrote: BHOY!!!!!!!, did the Polish dictatorship strangle the city's economy.
Founded by Poles, and Polish till 1793.Their land? Why is Danzig their land? Artificially created, separated from Germany, with an overwhelming German population.
no, and neither does the fact that Poles may have originally settled there and built a few huts there in 1100 make it Polish. I think the entire area of western Poland/Eastern Germany was a polyglot between the two, with Poles the majority in some areas and Germans in the other. However, I also place import on the growth of those towns in the Industrial period. Infrastructure, roads, built-up areas, universities, hospitals, commercial areas. All that took place during the period of German governmental control, that is, from the 1700s onward. Obviously, since 1945 the area was given to Poland as a spoil of war and the matter is currently settled.Just because German immigrants arrived in large numbers dominating the native Polish population doesn't make it German